The Shawshank Redemption R

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
The Shawshank Redemption
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 15, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Castle Rock
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85
  • Audcio:
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 English
    • Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0 French

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I'm a regular Sears and Roebuck"
  - Red (Morgan Freeman), the man on the inside who "knows how to get things"
"First you hate 'em. Then you get used to 'em. After long enough, you get so you depend on 'em. That's institutionalized."
  - Red, referring to the prison walls
"The funny thing is--on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook."
  - Andy (Tim Robbins)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh90%

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Total Count: 71

Upright98%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 885,190
...Undeniably powerful and moving...
Rolling Stone
Oct 6, 1994
In the lead roles, both Robbins and Freeman are outstanding, layering their performances with snippets of individuality: Their small, daily sustenances and minor triumphs are wonderfully inspiring. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Sep 23, 2016
...Extremely satisfying entertainment....[A] provisional masterpiece... -- Rating: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Apr 7, 1995
...THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION creates a warm hold on our feelings....It is deeper than most films; about continuity in a lifetime based on friendship and hope...
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 17, 1999
Top-notch performances, exceptional cinematography, and masterful direction combine to make this film something special indeed. Full Review
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Dec 17, 2014
Rating: 5/5 -- If you don't love Shawshank, chances are you're beyond redemption. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Jun 15, 2011
Cinematic alchemy of a kind that's all too rare, propelled by a supremely talented cast, a sumptuous score by Thomas Newman and a first-rate script and direction from first-timer Frank Darabont. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Oct 1, 2019

Product Description:

In writer-director Frank Darabont's THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover in the late 1940s. However, only Andy knows that he didn't commit the crimes. Sent to Shawshank Prison to do hard time, Andy--a taciturn banker in the outside world--has to learn to get by in the brutal, cutthroat confines of prison life. His quiet strength slowly earns the respect of his fellow inmates--most notably, Red (Morgan Freeman)--and even much of the prison staff. But Andy's seemingly stoic acceptance of his unjust imprisonment hides a fierce determination for freedom. This beautifully crafted movie features touching and sincere performances from the entire cast, with an uplifting message about humanity's indomitable spirit and the redemptive value of hope. Based on the novella RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION by Stephen King, Darabont's intriguing adaptation is easily one of the finest films of the 1990s.

Plot Synopsis:

When an innocent man is sentenced to life in prison for murder, he thinks his life is over. However, despite years of brutal incarceration, his indomitable spirit makes him an inspiration to everyone he encounters.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical realease: September 23, 1994.
  • Shot in Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • The script didn't originally call for a black man in Morgan Freeman's role. However, director Frank Darabont thought it would be funny not to cut a line that seemed to indicate the original intentions: When Tim Robbins's character asks Morgan Freeman why he's called Red, Freeman answers, "Maybe it's because I'm Irish," then gives Robbins a quizzical look and a wink.
  • The role of Tommy Williams (played by Gil Bellows) was originally intended for Brad Pitt.
  • Darabont's following film, THE GREEN MILE, is also based on Stephen King tale involving a prison setting.

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